My employer's normal response to any situation is inversely proportional to the complexity of the stimulus.
If the situation is perfectly simple and everybody involved is already perfectly clear about everything, he will speak at length and in detail. If the situation is a huge rat's nest of intricate odds and ends, his response is likely to be a bland smile as he hands over some accumulated notes: "Here, deal with this." -- After the fact, and with no briefing on the history of the whole thing.
WHEN IN DOUBT, BE VAGUE.